One of the first things people want to know when first visiting
our chat rooms is how to
type in color and how to do the goofy actions they see other people doing.
The silly actions are called "socials". When in chat,
since most commands can be abbreviated) to see a list of them.
For instance, doing .rose Fawn results in:
You give Fawn a lovely longstemmed
You'll also see lots of people mixing bright colors into their sentences.
This is easy to do once you learn a handful of "color codes". To switch
to a particular color, type a |
followed by the code of the color as shown below.
For example, to print "I am embarrassed" all in red, type:
|RI am embarrassed
Oh, and to actually show a | character (maybe
to explain color stuff to someone online) you just type two of 'em in
a row: ||. That's all there is to it.
The "dot commands" supported in chat are listed below. Note that you
can abbreviate most commands, for instance, .ex
works just as
well as .exits
Reconnect to the chat server. Used only when you've gotten disconnected
for some reason.
- .emote message
Allows you to appear to do an action. For example, if your screen name
is Roger and you do:
.emote blows bubbles
People will see:
Roger blows bubbles
If you start the action with an apostrophe, it will allows you to do
something like so:
.emote 's face falls off
Which will display:
Roger's face falls off
Displays a list of adjoining rooms. Use .go to move to one
of these other rooms.
- .go direction
Moves to the next room in the specified direction. Valids directions are
north, south, east, west, up, and down, and can be abbreviated n, s, e, w,
u, and d, respectively.
- .gossip message
A more public way of "talking".
Allows people in any of the non-private rooms to hear you.
- Display a summary of this information.
- .look (direction)
Display a list people in the current room, or if an optional
direction if provided, looks into the rooms in that direction (if
it's non-private). Directions are the same as for .go.
Displays a list of socials. There changes fairly frequently, so we
won't try to provide the list here. Note: if you have a good idea for a
social, by all means, talk to the moderators about it.
- .tell name
A private way of "talking". Only name can
"hear" what you say. Often referred to in speech as dot teeing.
Displays a list people in chat. If the list is long, you may need
to type .more to see the rest of the list.
You can, of course, type .help at any in chat to get a list of
the available commands.